I'm in week 3. My appetite has diminished and I'm making better food choices. The morning pills do not bother me, but the evening pill wakes me up and makes me nauseous. I'm supposed to begin taking 2 at night Thanksgiving night, but is it really necessary? If so, why? I feel like I'm doing good with the 2 in the morning and one at night. Thanks for your input.
The full effective does that was listed in the clinical trials for Contrave is 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening. The only reason they start you up with a low dose is because bupropion (one of the 2 active ingredients in this medication) can cause some side effects when a big dose is introduced to the body without being titrated. For optimal results, you should stick to the recommended dose which you will be taking starting week 4 and on.
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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